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Posted on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

Forecasts and insights from annual Washtenaw County Economic Outlook event

By Ben Freed


George Fulton presented last year's economic outlook, which slightly underestimated the strength of Washtenaw County's recovery.

Lon Horwedel | file photo


The Economic Outlook for Washtenaw County will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Economic Club Luncheon at Washtenaw Community College. The event will showcase predictions from George Fulton and Donald Grimes on the county's future employment numbers as well as thoughts from Center for Automotive Research vice president Sean McAlinden.

Fulton and Grimes have been predicting the economic health of Washtenaw County since 1986. The pair has predicted the total number of jobs in the county within one percentage point in all but four of their 27 forecasts. business reporters Ben Freed and Lizzy Alfs will be at the event and will be live chatting with readers starting at noon as the forecast is presented and discussed. Please feel free to start the discussion in the comment section below and join us during lunch for the main event.

Questions posed in the comments section and live chat may be asked to Fulton or McAlindon in a question-and-answer session following their presentations.

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